A.Myrzakhmetov gave instructions on improvement of Kazakhstan’s agro-industrial complex
First, the National Agribusiness Development Program is developing on the basis of the current “Agribusiness 2020” government program .
In particular, the program will be in the state format, and therefore a number of adjustments to agribusiness subsidies are planned. In crop farming it concerns the diversification of the structure of sown areas, primarily wheat. The livestock will cover small and medium-sized farms, which are associated with lower risk, primarily to ensure the feed, and the use of transhumance potential.
Second, a number of measures to ensure rural employment and reloading processing capacity of enterprises through the use of the potential of private farms in the agricultural cooperatives are under implementation to develop mass entrepreneurship.
“For three years, it is planned to involve in commodity agricultural production 226 thousand smallholders, to create more than 70 thousand permanent jobs and increase the load of the processing enterprises, at least 20%,” sets the task the Ministry of Agriculture.
According to the ministry, 448 agricultural cooperatives have been already created for today. Currently, work is underway to eliminate the presence on the land requirements for the application of a special tax regime for agricultural cooperatives.
Third, consider allocation of 10 acres for individual housing construction in the framework of “Nurly zher” program.
To address this issue, it is planned to amend the Land Code concerning allocation to mayoral offices the purchase of land plots for individual housing construction for public use.
Thus, to organize the waiting lists and the exclusion of cases of double free provision of land plots for individual housing construction, it is planned to create Single Registration Waitlist on “electronic government” web-portal and to automate the sequence assignment process.
Fourth, the Ministry allocated additional funding in the amount of 97.3 billion tenge this year to support agrarian industrial complex, to increase production efficiency.
Currently, the task of the Ministry is to ensure the timely and effective development of the allocated budgetary funds.
Also, issues of expansion of irrigated areas by 600 thousand ha and the restoration of its infrastructure was discussed.
Fifth, the epizootic situation in the country in particularly dangerous animal diseases remained stable in 2016, with the exception of isolated outbreaks of acute and chronic infections.
“95 foci especially dangerous animal diseases registered since the beginning of 2016, 42 of them were liquidated and closed by the decision of IOI. The remaining 53 outbreaks conducted veterinary and quarantine measures according to the instructions. In addition, recreational activities are carried out in 109 places of disadvantaged brucellosis,” the Ministry informs.
For example, it is planned to hold 135,500,000 planned manipulations in 2016. For 7 months of 2016, 76.6 million planned manipulations were carried out, 73.1 million were performed, representing 95.4% of the plan for 7 months.
Summing up, A.Myrzakhmetov gave instructions on improvement of agro-industrial complex of Kazakhstan and noted that these orders will be under special control.
Source: The Prime Minister of Kazakhstan